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Old 02-19-2011, 11:07 PM   #21
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we'll help you. no worries.
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Old 02-20-2011, 05:45 PM   #22
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The inside dimensions are 14 1/2 X 15 1/2. How many stages should a sump have?
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at least 2. that way you can have an area with no water level fluctuation, and you can have a bubble trap so that none go back up to the display.
just a pair of partitions so the water goes over and then under. the first partition should be 8"-10" tall. this will allow for the proper water level to run a skimmer efficiently.

this 14.5 x 15.5, is that the entire sump, or just that square area with the light in it? i would need to know that area. that is the area you'll be putting the skimmer in.


something like this should work for you-
Reef Octopus NWB-150 6" Internal Protein Skimmer
or this one-
Reef Octopus Extreme 160 Protein Skimmer by CoralVue* - AquaCave
this one can even be set up externally-
Reef Octopus DNWB 150 Recirculating Protein Skimmer - AquaCave
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That is the area with the light in it. I just pulled the pumps and things out of the sump and this is what wAs in it an aquaClear 110 and a JEBO thing looks like a centrifuge with a submersible force pump connected to it pics forthcoming.
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that aquaclear 110 is 900 gph if i'm not mistaken. that could be used as your pump to return water back to the display.
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Here are the things in the sump I pulled out
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ha..that thing on the right looks like a cheezy protein skimmer. i would set that aside and put something worth while in there.
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Old 02-20-2011, 08:28 PM   #28
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Ok what do they run? I want the best I can get, this tank has been a dream of mine since I was 10 and I'm 31 now.
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Old 02-20-2011, 08:33 PM   #29
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i hear ya. well, there is no limit my friend, but the links above will do a good job for a decent price. if you want to go a little stronger, you can get the next model up, so, say...instead of the octo extreme 160, you can get the octo extreme 200. a killer skimmer for your system.
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Thanks for all your help I'll keep updating this as I get fatter along in this
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